Basic internship

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Basic internship - requirements and assistance in finding a job

The bachelor's degree program in mechanical engineering requires a basic internship of at least six weeks, which should preferably be completed before the start of the program. It can be completed in several separate periods. The certification of the completed basic internship must be submitted at the beginning of the main course of study.
The number of working hours in the 6 weeks of the internship results from the company-specific weekly working hours in full-time employment. (Resolution of the Mechanical Engineering Examination Board of Oct. 2018)

  1. Basic machining processes e.g.: Sawing, drilling, marking, filing
  2. Machining processes e.g.: Turning, planing, grinding
  3. Chipless manufacturing processes e.g.: Straightening, bending, solid and sheet metal forming
  4. Primary forming processes e.g.: Observation of the casting process, production of pressed parts, plastic spraying
  5. Thermal joining / cutting processes e.g.: Welding processes, cutting technology
  6. Heat treatment of materials e.g.: Hardening, tempering
  7. Practical activities e.g.: Assembly, installation, maintenance

In the basic internship, at least 1 content area from items 1 to 3 of the listing must have been worked on. In total, at least 3 areas from listing 1 to 7 must be included in the basic internship.

  • relevant technical vocational training
  • FOS (technical secondary school), graduation in the technical field
  • relevant working student activity with proof of activity

For verification and confirmation of your basic internship, please send a certification to cschneider@uni-kassel, stating the internship period and your areas of activity during the internship. Please include your matriculation number in the letter.

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Claudia Schneider

Study Service - Internship

Mönchebergstraße 7, R. 3222

Phone: +49 561 804-3732

E-Mail: cschneider[at]uni-kassel[dot]de


Office hours on Monday to Thursday, between 10:00 and 13:00.

In addition to e-mail and telephone consultations, consultations via Zoom or Webex are also available upon request.

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